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City Council OK’s Walsh’s new budget

The city council met last Wednesday to vote on the contentious Boston Public Schools budget and the rest of Mayor Martin Walsh’s $2.98 billion revised budget proposal. While several councilors voiced disappointments, the budgets passed.

Liz Cheng

The Partnership, Inc. announced Liz Cheng of WGBH has been appointed to its board of directors.

Mayor proposes new office to assist individuals re-entering society

Mayor Martin J. Walsh proposed an Office of Returning Citizens within the City of Boston to support the 3,000 individuals who return to Boston after being released from state, federal, and county facilities each year, as well as others who ...

BPS budget vote comes after months of protests, activism

The city council’s vote on the school budget — scheduled for Wednesday this week — will be the latest development in what has been one of the most contentious budgeting processes in recent history. The year began with a picket ...

Beyond Bernie: We Need a Party of the 99%!

The Bernie Sanders movement faces a burning question: Do we fall in line behind Clinton’s corporate campaign, or do we continue the political revolution and build a new party for the 99%?

Superintendent makes Strategic Plan public, welcomes community feedback

Culminating over a year of research, discussion, and review of feedback from the community, Boston Public Schools (BPS) Superintendent Tommy Chang has presented the BPS Strategic Implementation Plan to the Boston School Committee.

City of Boston will host event to offer free legal service to communities affected by U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DAPA and Expanded DACA

Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced a free immigration legal consultation event will be held on July 23, 2016 at Madison Park High School in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the preliminary injunction that continues to prevent ...

SCOTUS decision on immigration ‘not the end of the road’

Immigrant rights advocates say the Supreme Court ruling on two programs that would have granted temporary deportation relief for millions of undocumented immigrants is a setback. But, they insist, it is not the end of the road.

City Council passes BPS budget 9-4

Today the city council passed the Boston Public Schools revised budget proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh with a vote of nine to four.

Boosting Mass. businesses

While the Greater Boston area has long been a hotbed of business innovation — from the biotech boom in Kendall Square to the tech start-ups growing on the Boston waterfront — it’s Nam Pham’s job to make sure the job ...

Quincy landscaping company to pay more than $57,000 over claims it failed to pay proper overtime to employees

A Quincy landscaping company has agreed to pay more than $57,000 to resolve allegations that it failed to pay proper overtime to employees, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. The AG’s Office has cited five other landscaping companies for wage and ...

State calls out 5 Boston schools for disparate & excessive suspensions

Five Boston schools are among those cited for inappropriate and excessive use of long-term suspensions. In the fall they will have to work with the state and other schools to identify reform efforts.

Caribbean extravaganza at the Bolling Building

Caribbean Americans gathered in Dudley Square to celebrate Caribbean Heritage Month with music, poetry and other cultural expressions.

Police’s latest hiring sparks state inquiry

When the Boston Police Department selected its most recent class of recruits from a ranked list of applicants, it appears to have skipped over hundreds of higher-ranked would-be officers to choose 15 from the bottom. This move triggered an investigation ...

City councilors weigh Walsh’s new budget

Boston city councilors weighed the prospect of starting the fiscal year without a new budget against the reality of committing to the one proposed by Mayor Martin Walsh.